, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – The government has gazetted next Tuesday as a public holiday to allow for the swearing-in ceremony of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto.
In a special gazette notice, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi stated that this is in accord with the provisions of section 12 of the Assumption of office of the President Act 2012.
“It is notified for the general information of the public that in accordance to the provisions of section 12 (3) of the Assumption of the office of the President Act 2012, Tuesday the 28th November 2017 shall be a public holiday,” he stated.
Preparations are still underway at the Safaricom Kasarani stadium with all formations of the Kenya Defence Forces stepping up their rehearsals in readiness for next week’s historic day.
The military personnel donned their full regalia, just like the material day and they continued to enact different roles on what would be happening during the real event with the Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathethe playing the role of President.
In the meantime, security at the arena has been beefed up with the Assumption Office of the President Committee chaired by Secretary to the Cabinet Joseph Kinyua saying all will be set before the big day that will see close to 100,000 visitors and hundreds of dignitaries grace the event.
The committee chaired by Secretary to the Cabinet Joseph Kinyua has assured the public that the safety of those who will be in attendance will be intact and further assuring that the preparations will be faultless and by Tuesday next week all will be set.